David Novak, A Telling Experience

David Novak, A Telling Experience

Storyteller, David Novak, is A Telling Experience! A multi-faceted exploration of story in performance and education. David works extensively in aesthetic education as a performing and teaching artist. He is an NC A+ Fellow and a National Storytelling Network Circle-of-Excellence

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A Telling Experience


Program description

A storytelling residency with Teaching Artist David Novak. Students will learn to find and tell stories in their own lives and in the world around them.

Day 1: Storyteller, David Novak, presents A Telling Experience, a storytelling assembly for grades 3-5, followed by a talk-back with students.
• Introduce oral tradition • Model effective storytelling • Demonstrate different story types


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Program Detail

Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year round

Available times:

6 days @ 4 classes/contact hours per day max.

Space / technical requirements:

Open classroom or M/P room.



Fees / Ticketing:

Determined by number of classes.


NC Standard Course of Study:

W-3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

SL-4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

L-3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. Choose words and phrases for effect.*
b. Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Theatre Arts K-8 Standards:

3-4.C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

3-4.C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.

3-4.A.1: Analyze literary texts and performances.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

 Artist will work with School to reschedule if needed. In the event of cancellation, a fee in the amount of 20% the contracted total will be charged.